Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm


Had to post these amazing pictures.  Some say photo-shopped, I say beautiful and I don’t care and I can’t tell.  Such an eye for composition, lens choice, lighting..well, overall I think talent. 

These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed.

The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is” Shumilova explained to BoredPanda.

Rural settings, natural phenomena and the changing seasons seem to be the greatest stimuli in her works. “When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image,” the photographer said.

Shumilova told us her passion for photography manifested in early 2012 when she got her first camera. Her most recent equipment includes the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and a 135mm lens. As a mother who doesn’t want to miss out on her growing children, she says she shoots every day and processes the images at night.

We suggest you take a cup of tea, lean back comfortably in your armchair and browse this beautiful collection of Elena Shumilova’s photographs.

See her gallery on: Flickr | 500px

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Port Hardy, BC / Eagle Nova Films’ “Outdoor Treasures” Series


Christian Sasse is a local photographer near Vancouver who happens to be someone I met while he was filming and taking pictures of Bald Eagles last year.  I love wild life of all sorts but the majestic Bald Eagle, especially this time of year while the salmon spawn are in an abundance.  Christian, also known as just Sasse is a very talented relatively new photographer in this field and the video below is show casing Port Hardy on Vancouver Island’s north.  We both have not been up there yet but will do one day.  Enjoy a slice of heaven and watch the video Continue reading

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This video really needs to be on TV with a major network supporting this professionally done documentary.  Again for those who read this BLOG we are not only about our LOVE for bikes and adventure but Cheryl and I share a LOVE for wild life.  It’s 40+ mins long but stunning and informative.  Enjoy! The Photography within the video is just fantastic.

This film is especially informative for those who live far away and do not know how beautiful BC, Canada really is…I hope you all take a look and see for yourself why we live in a Province called Beautiful BC.

by EP Films

“A powerful award winning documentary on the Great Bear Rainforest.” The film shows the splendor of nature and first nation culture with through world renown photographers and beautiful photography. It highlights the what we all want to protect but our addiction to burn more oil is helping to destroy. Go to pacificwild.org to help protect this beautiful place.

25 Most Beautiful Animals Photography on StumbleUpon


Found this on StumbleUpon:  March 29, 2012 By

BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS WEBSITE HERE

I think the most beautiful pictures are those made in nature. Nothing compares with the expression of a tiger, the majestic flight of an eagle or the strength of a white bear. Below you can see 25 the most beautiful animal photographs that will capture your attention, and were stumbled on StumbleUpon.

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